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Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre

Daughter of John II of France (called The Good), and his first wife, Bonne of Luxembourg, as wife of Charles II of Navarre (called The Bad) Queen-consort of Navarre
The basics
Occupation Queen consort
AKA Joan of France
Date of birth Châteauneuf-sur-Loire
Date of death Nov 03, 1373 Évreux
Mother: Bonne of Bohemia
Father: John II of France
Spouse: Charles II of Navarre
Brother(s): Charles V of France Philip the Bold John Duke of Berry Louis I Duke of Anjou
Children: Charles III of Navarre Joan of Navarre Queen of England
The details

Joan of France, also known as Joan or Joanna of Valois (24 June 1343, Châteauneuf-sur-Loire – 3 November 1373, Évreux), was the daughter of John II of France (called The Good), and his first wife, Bonne of Luxembourg. She married Charles II of Navarre (called The Bad), and became Queen-consort of Navarre.


She was firstly betrothed to John of Brabant, son of John III, Duke of Brabant and his wife Marie d'Évreux. The marriage did not, however take place.

Joan instead was married on 12 February 1352 to Charles the Bad, at Chateau du Vivier, close to Fontenay-Trésigny in Brie, Coutevroult. He was the son of Philip III of Navarre and his wife, Joan II of Navarre. Joan and Charles were agnatic third cousins and cognatic second cousins.

Joan and Charles had seven children:

  1. Marie (1360, Puente la Reina – aft. 1400), married in Tudela on 20 January 1393 Alfonso d'Aragona, Duke of Gandia (d. 1412). Their marriage was childless.
  2. Charles III of Navarre (1361–1425), married Eleanor of Castile (d. 1416), by whom he had issue.
  3. Bonne (1364 – aft. 1389)
  4. Peter of Évreux, Count of Mortain (c. 31 March 1366, Évreux – c. 29 July 1412, Bourges), married in Alençon on 21 April 1411 Catherine (1380–1462), daughter of Peter II of Alençon. Their marriage was childless.
  5. Philip (b. 1368), d. young
  6. Joanna of Navarre (1370–1437), married firstly John IV, Duke of Brittany by whom she had issue; married secondly Henry IV of England; her second marriage was childless.
  7. Blanca (1372–1385, Olite)

Her daughter, Joanna of Navarre was the second wife of Henry IV of England. She was therefore stepmother to Henry V of England.

Joan died in 1373, aged only thirty, in Evreux. She was buried in the Royal Abbey of Saint Denis.


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